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There are 4 ways to get from Alicante to Marbella by bus, car, train or plane

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Bus  •  8h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Marbella

$35 - $60

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Drive  •  5h 12m

  1. Drive from Alicante to Marbella 329.5 miles

$60 - $90

Train to Valencia, fly to Malaga  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Valencia Estacio del Nord
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Malaga (AGP) VLC - AGP

$80 - $297

Fly Alicante to Sevilla, train, bus  •  6h 50m

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Sevilla (SVQ) ALC - SVQ
  2. Take the train from Sevilla Santa Justa to Cordoba Central
  3. Take the train from Cordoba Central to Malaga
  4. Take the bus from Málaga to Marbella

$129 - $405

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The cheapest way to get from Alicante to Marbella is to bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 8h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Alicante to Marbella is to drive which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 5h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Alicante and arriving at Marbella. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 40m.

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The distance between Alicante and Marbella is 439 km. The road distance is 527.2 km.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Marbella without a car is to bus which takes 8h 40m and costs 30€ - 50€.

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The bus from Alicante to Marbella takes 8h 40m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Alicante to Marbella bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Alicante station.

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The quickest flight from Valencia Airport to Malaga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Alicante to Marbella bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Marbella station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alicante to Marbella is 527 km. It takes approximately 5h 12m to drive from Alicante to Marbella.

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  • Distance: 274.3 miles
  • Duration: 8h 40m

What companies run services between Alicante, Spain and Marbella, Spain?

ALSA operates a bus from Alicante to Marbella 5 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 8h 40m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Valencia to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Alicante to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Evelop
Website
evelop.com
Flights from Valencia to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Alicante to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Valencia to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from Alicante to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Alicante to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $210
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Valencia Estacio del Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cordoba Central to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Alicante to Marbella
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
alsa.com

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Evelop, Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Valencia Airport to Malaga Airport.

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Book your Alicante to Marbella bus tickets online with ALSA.

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There are 3180+ hotels available in Marbella. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Alicante Airport is to bus which takes 25m and costs 1€ - 4€.

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